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Procurement Engineer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsSouth West, Wiltshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 November 2018

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Reporting in to the Senior Purchasing Manager and working closely with suppliers and Engineers your role will be to support these functions by providing cost transparency.

Client Details

A market leading, global manufacturer who provide the Automotive, Rail and General Manufacturing industries. They are a billion pound company who employ in excess of 20,000 people globally.

  • Create cost transparency for purchased parts
  • Engineering and Technical know-how for specific products and suppliers (cost structure, technology (product and manufacturing)
  • Optimise costs by choosing the best technology
  • Teach Engineers in cost avoidance in the design
  • Support the purchasing team in negotiation with technical expertise
  • Continuous improvement of calculation methods
  • Train new team members in the methodology of cost calculation and production processes
  • Participation in make-or-buy projects
  • Member of cross-functional teams with R&D, quality and testing


The ideal candidate will have come from an Engineering background with a keen eye on cost analysis and working in partnership with suppliers and customers. This is a Purchasing based role working alongside Engineering.
  • Analytical Skills: Attention to detail, Produce reports in Excel and SAP, PolariX or other calculation tool
  • SAP: Good Understanding and working knowledge of SAP
  • Project ownership, planning and management of projects
  • Essential: Educated to Degree level or a relevant NVQ in Engineering/Procurement
  • Proven track record in the area of cost calculation or reduction
  • Ability to read Technical drawings

Job Offer

Salary range is between £50,000 and £55,000 with bonus, pension and Private Healthcare.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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